Sat, Aug 26|
Manitoulin Eco Park
Make Your Own Drum Workshop
Join us for this amazing workshop to learn how to make your own drum. Learn about the first drum, make your drum and learn songs.
Time & Location
Aug 26, 9:00 AM EDT – Aug 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Manitoulin Eco Park, 18777 ON-6, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0, Canada
About the Event
Join us for this amazing workshop to learn how to make your own drum. Learn about the first drum, make your drum and learn songs with your drum.
Exchange: $250 to cover materials and accomodation.
Exchange for teachings: By donation
Friday (3pm) - Arrival and campsite setup
Saturday (9am-10am) - Story of the first drum.
We begin our journey by learning about the first drum. Grandmother Shore will tell all about how the first drum came to be creating our initial connection to our very own drum.
Saturday (10am - 6pm) - Make your own drum
With the guidance of Grandmother Shore and her helpers you will learn how to make your own drum and the significance of every step.
Sunday (9am - 12pm) - Sing with your drum
What a beautiful and empowering way to end the workshop - learn songs and bring your drum and voice to life.
Are meals included in this event?
This is a self-caterging event. That means bring your meals and we will give you access to our kitchen to prepare anything you need. We will offer coffee, teas, juices and water as part of the weekend.
Drum Making Workshop
This Exchange is to cover the cost of material for your new drum as well as covering the cost of accomodation during the workshop. Exchange for Teachings is by donation.
Exchange for Teachings
Pay what you want
In addition to the exchange ticket for the cost of material for your new drum and accommodation, you may choose to donate for the exchange of Teachings and stories. Pay what you want! Anonymous donations are also welcome and there will be opportunity to do so at the event.
Pay what you want0
Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field
The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.
The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset
No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.
While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).
Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.
On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.
No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).
The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.
During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.
All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.
All event tickets are non-refundable.
Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).
Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.
To request change of date or for cancelations, visit: